Boston Marathon


Road, point to point.


Undulating – downhill start. Heart break hill at … does not live up to its reputation.


Excellent but busy. If you can afford it splash out on the official BAA jacket. Huge bragging rights.

Start Line / Aid Stations

Facilities at start line are good and need to be because you get bussed there early. Take warm throw-aways. Aid stations as expected.

Medal/-Tshirt/Goody Bag

Medal – one to be proud of. Long sleeved t-shirt.


Plenty and varied but sells out early. We stayed at The Bostonian


Again just what you would expect in a big city.


Obviously one for the bucket list for marathon lovers though qualification not easy. Marathon entry expensive too but doesn’t seem to put many off. Very few international tour operator places available. Will need to get on to waiting list even for these.